El Desarrollo de los Caracteres Anormales en las Obras de Emilia Pardo Bazán Page: III
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romantic and there appears a small dose of naturalism in the
physical detail. In La tribuna the characters are naturalistic
and they are presented in an objective manner just as the phys-
ical surroundings and environment. In Los pazos de Ulloa and
La madre Naturaleza the environment dominates the characters
in such a manner that they are presented as part of the natural
The third chapter of this thesis is devoted to Pardo Bazan's
transitional novels. In Morrirla, Una cristiana, and La prueba
the author gives some psychological insight to her characters
but retains an essentially naturalistic approach. The charac-
ters now begin to show some of the psychological characteristics
that the author fully develops in her last three novels.
The fourth chapter of this thesis is devoted to discussing
how the theories of psychoanalysis influenced the writings of
Emilia Pardo Bazan. In La quirrera, La sirena negra, and Dulce
duePlo the influence of Sigmund Freud can be seen in the traits
presented by the characters. In these novels the characters
invariably suffer obsessions and other serious neurotic symptoms.
In conclusion, it can be said that Emilia Pardo Bazan's
characters show a definite change after she becomes acquainted
with the theories of psychoanalysis. Her characters are pre-
sented from an interior view point showing the psychological
insight and disorders that her naturalistic characters lacked.
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Hudgins, Ida Marie. El Desarrollo de los Caracteres Anormales en las Obras de Emilia Pardo Bazán, thesis, November 1971; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc131470/m1/3/: accessed April 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .